London is one of the busiest cities in the world and there are millions of activities you could pack in to a single day, but behind the bright lights and busy streets, London is also the perfect place to take an indulgent break away from the crowds. Here are 5 great ways to de-stress and get away from it all when staying at one of our London Hotels:
1. Enjoy a cuppa at Bea’s of Bloomsbury
Tea is without a doubt the British comfort drink of choice (we drink a whopping 165 million cups per day) and with good reason. Nothing can feel better after a busy day on your feet than a steaming brew. Bea’s of Bloomsbury has four different locations all around London and offers a wonderful selection of teas and other drinks. Their motto ‘Life is short. Eat more cake!” can’t be argued with and their baked goods are utterly divine. The beautifully decorated cosy cafes are the perfect place to hide away. If you are looking for an extra special treat enjoy an amazingly generous afternoon tea that will leave you feeling very warm inside.
2. Pamper yourself with a Blissage
Visit the aptly named Bliss Spa for complete and utter relaxation. This made to measure massage comes in a variety of packages that will all leave you feeling fab. This award winning spa is quirky and fun but its list of cutting edge treatments guarantee to make you look and feel younger, slimmer and so completely flawless that stress and tension will feel a virtual impossibility!
3. Heal your body and mind at Life Studio in Shoreditch
Take one of the 111 weekly classes in 32 different styles of yoga in the beautiful Skylight Studio at Life. The glass roof offers a stunning view out onto the London skyline that can be enjoyed from the comfort of a complimentary mat. The Hoy Yoga by candlelight class will leave you feeling perfectly indulged as you sweat out your day whilst the AcroYoga is a partner based class which will leave you feeling bonded and bendy. After a workout enjoy and freshly made juice or smoothy or a cheeky glass of organic wine at the cafe!
4. Fly Across London on the new Emirates Airline
Leave the busy city behind and see it in an all new light from the Emirates Cable Car. The car will take you between the Greenwich Peninsula and The Royal Docks, offering a spectacular 360° panoramic view of London. Board the cable car after dark to experience London’s bright lights from a distance. You can even travel on your Oyster Card with a single trip costing a mere £3.20 making this a great budget luxury.
5. Listen to a free classical recital at St James’s
This beautiful church in Piccadilly offers a fantastic program of free lunchtime recitals (donations are welcome) making it a holy grail find for those seeking relaxation in the one of London’s busiest areas. Bask in Bach or bathe in Brahms and let the stunning music wash away all your worries. The beautiful church offers a peaceful place to rest and get away from it all whilst topping up on all your cultural needs.